Iran president's allies make stunning gains in Tehran

Mohammad Reza Aref -- the Iranian leader of the reformists' coalition list -- is in first place after 90 percent of all ballots were counted in Tehran, with 1,323,643 votesReformist allies of Hassan Rouhani won all 30 parliamentary seats in the Iranian capital, handing the moderate president a major boost on Sunday in elections seen as vital to his government. The List of Hope, a pro-Rouhani coalition of moderates and reformists, was on course to wipe out its conservative rivals in Tehran with 90 percent of ballots counted from Friday’s vote. The landslide in Tehran came after mixed results for the president’s supporters in the provinces in the first elections since sanctions were lifted last month under the nuclear agreement.

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